You have generated
some intriguing ideas for writing about the wonderful photographs from Scotland! You
have some interesting details and have been very creative. You certainly have
used your imagination. Some of you have made good connections with your
photographs. It’s a good start. I think you can take these writings and really
turn them into some masterpieces.
Are you ready to put your shoulder to the wheel? Want to make them worthy of all that outstanding photographic work which Chris so graciously shared with us? That’s my challenge to you. Do you accept? This part can be fun because we can all put our heads together and help each other. Plus you have a head start with all the comments you have received from your readers!
I see your writing as a good start because you have your preliminary ideas on the blog. Now we need to do an initial proofing of your stories. This is something we need to talk about a bit. If you are proof-reading with only your eyes your writing may seem to flow and be OK. I think many times we read it as we are thinking it should sound and don’t always catch errors. What do you think? Sometimes those little bumps and hurdles that the eye does not catch can show up when you proof by reading aloud and listening. Let’s have a little fun today. I am going to do a podcast of each one of your stories. Then you will listen and we’ll all give feedback on this process.
Questions to think about:
- Does my story flow?
- Does it make sense?
- Is it sounding like I thought I had written it?
- Is reading aloud a good way to proof my work?
- Would I have read it the same way?
- Can punctuation help? How?
- Did misspellings change my meanings? How can I look out for that?
I really look forward to hearing your thinking!